Kaitlin C. Straker (’16) has been selected to receive the 2016 American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence. The award honors a single student who has achieved the highest grade in their bankruptcy courses or has achieved other recognition through either a professional project or other dedication to improving the bankruptcy laws and the bankruptcy bar. Professors Ralph Brubaker, Robert Lawless, and Charles Tabb nominated Straker.
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Straker was the Notes Editor for the Journal of Law Technology and Policy; the President of the Environmental Law Society and the Energy Law Association; and received the CALI Award for Excellence in Oil and Gas Law, Natural Resources Law, and Secured Transactions. She is an associate at Schiff Hardin in Washington, D.C.